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July 21st 2012
Published: July 21st 2012
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Cathedral in Zaragoza
We felt sorry to leave such a beautiful city but even good things come to an end. We had about 400 kilometres to reach our destination Zaragoza. Spain has amazing good roads, some are toll roads but this one was not and she was a beauty. We went through moiuntains as well as flat areas. We saw corn, grapes and olives, even fields of sun flowers. Arriving early afternoon in Zaragoza was very good for finding the Hotel was a drama. Spanish adresses are not accepted by the GPR, it gives you a complete different place and it says, " you have Arrrived". Not so. After a long search we found it, under a different name. We took it easy the rest of the day and later went out for a very nice meal in a fish restaurant, that also had other things to eat. That was lucky. Allthough Liz was eating some very small fish, and when I told her that the eyes of the fish were looking at her, she stopped. Zaragoza is an old old city that had it beginnings in 19 B.C. when the Romans founded the city. The city is again dominated by the Cathedral-Basilica, which
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Bridge over the Ebro
is called Our Lady of the Pillar. According to tradition, rthe Virgin Mary appeared here it A.D.40, standing on the Jasper column, that forms part of the elaborate Chapel of the Pillar. You can touch part of this Pillar on the side of that Chapel. It is a Pilgrimage place, where the sick go for help. In the 1659 a man dreamt, while he was at home, that he was in the chapel. He had an amputadet leg. After this dream he saw that his leg had regrown. The story was verified by Official scientists as well as the surgen that amputaded his leg. Ever since it has been a Pilgrimage place. The most famous Artist is Goya, that did Sculpters and Paintings in the Cathedral. Unfortunately all Religious monuments have a photo and video ban, which is a pity for you cannot take those and show them. We managed to sneak a few but were later persued by an angry guard that told us of and followed where ever we went. There are some other monuments and the city walls that dates from the third century. It was an effective way of defence during the Visigoth and Moslim periods.
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the Lions on the bridge
We only here two days, so tomorrow we leave again. Till than Liz & Allan


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Virgin of the Pillarf
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the Altar
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the cathedral
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the Dome
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the Entrance
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one of the chapels
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the Dome where the Virgin appeared
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again the Dome
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the Altar
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fountain in the square
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earlier Mosque
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road to Zaragoza
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small streets here to
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Goya's work
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Alfonso
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having a drink
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Looking at the Cathedral
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third century walls
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looking back over the square


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